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Old 07-19-2007, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default How fast to run magnetic stirrer w/ starter?

Finally!

After several weeks of tinkering with the design, I got my magnetic stirrer to work! Turns out I was too cheap to pop for a proper magnetic stir rod in the beginning. I was messing about with bits of nails, screws, etc. for stir rods, which would fly off the magnetic point inside the flask. I got a 1 inch true magnetic stir rod and, BAM. Works like a charm.

Anyway, I was wondering: How fast to run the thing? I can get a nice slow roll, or I can get a vortex that makes the tornado in the Wizard of Oz look sick.

Anyone have an opinion or experience with magnetic stirrer speeds and starters?

Thanks as always!


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You want it pretty slow just enough to keep the yeast in suspension.
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Thanks, HPD. Also found this reference:

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=15108
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